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Take the Spa Path to Adventure

It seems that the busier we are, the busier we become, and the competition simply to stay ahead of the game is an all encompassing race of time and unyielding stress. As a consequence, healthy living has never been so important, and vacation time is a precious commodity making a spa holiday one of the most efficient, restorative vacations available.

There was a time when women were a spaís only patrons but as spa destinations respond to consumer demand for ďmulti-taskĒ holidays, men are now discovering that lots of activity paired with plenty of relaxation is a sure-fire prescription for re-energizing their entire system. Today, newspapers and menís journals frequently purport the benefits of spaaing to this every-growing market sector, and are helping to make spa vacations for men more mainstream. Indeed, the International Spa Association (ISPA) cites that one in three spa guests are now men, ranging in age from 25-60 years old, and in those spas designated Ďadventure spasí, the percentages are much higher.

Adventure spas are hot, and as the menu of activities expand beyond golf, tennis and traditional fitness programs, they are quickly dispelling any myth that spa adventure sports are sanitized versions of the real McCoy. Men and women are discovering that adventure spas are not only the ideal place to de-stress, they are also a fun place to experience bona find outdoor adventures, play a myriad of sports, enjoy gourmet cuisine and relax with recuperative treatments.

Offering unique combinations of sweat-inducing physical activity and therapeutic spa services, these exciting destinations appeal as much to Alpha achievers seeking the perfect endorphin rush as to less driven personalities. While there is certainly plenty of space to lounge, most adventure spas are geared to the active and physically fit spa-goer who wants exciting, challenging experiences in the great outdoors. Destinations are often located in dramatic wilderness settings so that activities take full advantage of the surrounding locale be it alpine hiking (usually available for all levels, from novice to extreme), jungle trekking, vigorous eco-excursions, white-water rafting along Class 4 rapids, mud-splattered mountain biking, sea kayaking, and others.

One of the fastest-growing pursuits is rock climbing. Challenging the dexterity of both mind and body, it is one of the best workouts you can imagine, demanding strategic, physica poise, mental focus and problem-solving skills, alongside a heart-pounding aerobic workout. It has been estimated that an hourís climb burns between 600 to 800 calories, and is a sport that truly engages all your senses.

However you spend your day, thereís absolutely nothing like pampering your weary body with s spa service, perhaps slipping into a hot, bubbling Jacuzzi before lying down for a deep-tissue massage that warms and spreads the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, to dissipate all remaining soreness and stiffness. When followed by a gourmet meal, with first class service, and a nightís rest in deluxe accommodations, adventure spas truly to provide a feeling of ecstasy and accomplishment that few other vacation options offer.

While Adventure Spas may offer a variety of eco-experiences, most have a particular piŤce de resistance, usually influenced by its geographic location.

Check this sitefor some wonderful locales offering the best in hiking, rock climbing, jungle jogging, fitness, tennis and overall health programs for cardio, diet and more.

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